I have been dreaming about what life after COVID-19 would be like. I could not recall how many days of physical distance we have experienced until I surely sat down and reflect on it. The weeks tend to bind together, because the period at the house today seems close, earlier today, and the days before. But if we require to do it to get rid of COVID-19, so be it. We’ll try to divide ourselves and establish physical isolation from others as long as it takes.
I kept on thinking for a long that how will we kill our times in lockdown and quarantined duration. I also question myself if life would ever be the same as always before this outbreak. While I cannot be positive, I believe that it would not. One of my dreams is that as a human race we can re-evaluate the life we used to live and consider what’s relevant, including spending time together as a family.
Moreover, to relaxing down and to take care of ourselves, when we are isolating, mother earth still recovers. It’s a big hypothesis that COVID is not any disease even. I hope we rethink our former standard when this pandemic finally finishes, and our daily routines return.
We have to handle ourselves and our world kinder, understand life’s fragility and acknowledge that in a second everything may shift. A virus has effectively shut down the planet, after all, and we couldn’t have stopped it.
Everything was normal, until February 2020. I was going back home to get ready for my exam when I receive a message “Due to the worsening situation of Covid-19 your test has been canceled”. I read the message again and again. It was my last chance to get admission in the university, I was already devastated because of the cancellation of admission in a reputable European University. So, I thought we will be moving to Online Educational System
What will happen now? Will I be able to get admission in the next batch? Will they open the admission again? What will happen to us? Can we survive this pandemic or not? Are we prepared for this pandemic? My brain said “No”, my heart said, “Yes”. All things are going very correctly.
As of April 1st, we still don’t know how long this unusual situation will last. In this pandemic, strict lockdown is applied in infected countries. Social distancing is the priority against the spread of coronavirus. No more handshakes and hugging. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, we learned a lot about personal hygiene and how to wash our hands. These chronic changes will likely stick, and people will care about their hygiene more.
Increased cases of Covid-19 forced hospitals to redistribute all their resources to care for Coronavirus patients and stop most non-emergency care in hospitals. This increased the need and use of telemedicine. This coronavirus crisis opens the door for us to create more empathetic societies that acknowledge how we are all connected and that our planet should be directed for the generations to come.
Chief Seattle once said, “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatsoever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” We are now on the cusp of many critical decisions. The pandemic should motivate us to throwback on the power of our communal will. With the start of 2020, we have been in surprise with so many natural disasters.
We have been in lockdown like forever. Finally, now that this virus is getting away from our life day by day. Still, there is a fear of reinfection. As Dr. Steptimus warns “Reinfection with Coronavirus is possible However there is not a confirmed case yet”
Most of us are waiting for the vaccine to come but still, some people are just that fearless as nothing will happen again, this positivity is good to some extent but still, we need to know the importance of self-precautions.
In short, life after COVID-19 would not be the same. That surely will be “The Ingenious us” kind of thing. We will be touching things, meeting people, and visiting places with the fear of the virus; however, we can enjoy our life with the maximum of it by taking the precautions as one day it will vanish away.
Teaching Assistant at eRozgaar Training Program Pakistan. A Proud Graduate Engineer working as a Content Writer in Freelance Marketplace.